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Last Updated: Wednesday, 7 July, 2004, 15:21 GMT 16:21 UK
Matthew Price
Matthew Price
BBC Middle East correspondent

Matthew Price has been a BBC Middle East correspondent based in Jerusalem since March 2004.

Prior to this, he was the BBC's Belgrade correspondent from 2002 and covered events across the former Yugoslavia and Albania.

Matthew joined the BBC in 1994 as a trainee reporter for local radio.

He went on to work as a reporter for BBC Radio Lincolnshire between 1995 and 1997 and for BBC Newcastle from 1997 to 1999, where he covered both television and radio news.

In 1999 he joined Newsround, the BBC's flagship current affairs programme for children.

He has received a number of awards for his work. In 2000 he was voted the Royal Television Society's Young Journalist of the Year.

Two years later in 2002, along with producer Audrey Neil and cameraman Mark McCauley, he won a Bafta for his work in Afghanistan following the Taleban's fall from power.

During 2003 he reported from the Gulf and Baghdad during and after the Iraq war.

In March 2004, he became a BBC Middle East correspondent, working across the range of BBC outlets, for television, radio and online.

Born in London in June 1972, Matthew graduated from Cambridge University in 1994 with a degree in Geography.


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